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THE STJXDAT OREGOXIAN. POKTLAm AUGUST 13. 1916.
CRATER LAKE IS NOW AT ITS MOST
BEAUTIFUL APPEARANCE TO VISITORS
United States Engineers Are Keeping Road to Hotel From Being Damaged by Water From Melting Snowdrift.
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GOVERNMENT CAMP, TWO MILES FROM RIM OK CRATER LAKE. HIGHEST CROSSBAR OS SXOW-MARKIXG
POLE INDICATES DEPTH OF SNOW THE PAST WINTER MORE THAN SO FEET.
BY DENNIS H. STOVALL.
THE DALLES. Or. (On Tour.) Ak
the roads are now and as they
will remain for several weeks
possifty all Summer the Columbia
Highway and Eastern . Oregon route
is the quickest way to Crater Lake;
from Portland. This is said with no
Idea of unfairness toward the Pacific
Highway through Western Oregon.
The writer lives in the Willamette
Valley and has traversed both routes,
but is obliged to admit that for flinging-
miles from the tail of a car, these
Eastern Oregon roads are great.
Our party is not out for speed we
.want to enjoy the scenery and have a
pood time as we go along. We have
not been disappointed, yet by just jog
ping along, we made the trip from
Crater Lake to The Dalles in Just 21
hours' actual running time. It is a
short day's run from here to Portland.
Ko there you have it less than three
iays from Portland to Crater Lake!
When the work now being done on
the rough spots is completed, the trip
can be made from Oregon's metropolis
to Crater Lake, by way of the Co
lumbia Highway and Eastern Oregon,
In two days.
Road to The Dalles Direct.
There is almost a direct north-and-eouth
road from the park to The Dalles.
Starting from Headquarters, in the
park, this route drops 16 miles down
the fine Government boulevard and
Forest Reserve road to the beginning
of the Bend road, about two miles
south of old Fort Klamath. We did
not need gasoline or oil, as we had
stocked up at Medford with enough
to take us through to Bend. Anyhow,
and with no desire to advertise a car
that doesn't need it, let It be said that
our Oakland Six is as stingy with gas
as a miser is with pennies. She has
averaged from 20 to 24 miles to the
gallon, right through the mountain
country. But those who need gasoline
can get it at Headquarters, in Crater
Lake, for 50 to 60 cents per four quarts,
40 cents at Fort Klamath, 37 cents
at Crescent, 35 cents at La Pine and
26 cents at Bend.
Our route took us directly Into the
Big Springs Indian reservation. This
is a fine forest road, with one stiff
pull of about four miles in sand, just
after leaving the Fort Klamath road.
This is far from bad. however, and
once getting to the top is clear sail
ing all the way through to La Pine.
The road is crooked, winding through
the yellow and digger pines, but it is
hard and smooth and good for 25 miles
an hour for the driver who has a good
eye and a firm hold on the steering
Forest Ranger Alda Tourists.
Wo camped one night on, Beaver
Marsh, on Big Springs Creek. This
is in the heart of the reservation. The
water Is as cold as melting snow can
make it and the camp offers an abund
ance of cool shade and fuel. Just a
short mile from the creek crossing is
a forest ranger station, with telephone
and a Government warden who is happy
in giving out all possible information
about the surrounding region as to
fishing, side trips and trails.
Ws had a number of copper-skinned
callers. These were Indians from the
surrounding ranches. In spite of their
dark complexion, they are an agree
able peopJe. Many of them rode
ponies, but some came in motorcars.
All of them were interested In our car.
And let it be said that these Indians,
isolated as they are, with the blood
of a savage race flowing in their
veins, can talk spark plugs, self-
starters, horsepower, bore, stroke. Ig
nition and carburetor stuff about as
good as a real paleface. Many of
them are well-to-do stockmen, and
they have the money to buy what they
want. At Crescent, where we stopped
a little while to get camp supplies, a
big car. driven by a swarthy buck.
rolled up to the store. Mrs. Buck oc
cupied the seat by her lord, and held
a fat, frolicking papoose in her arms.
In the tonneau were two smaller bucks
and three girls.
Indian Bnri Dainties.
We were1 much interested in watch
ing Mr. Buck buy things for his happy
family. His first order was for two
dozen bananas which he liberally dis
tributed among his brood, then fol
lowed a dozen oranges, a big box of
chocolates, and seven bottles of soda
popl He had the cash to pay for all
Who says it isn't fun to be a red
On through to La. Pine the road
leads, good all the way, with side
roads to The Sisters, Odell Lake, Wil
low Springs and many other good fish
ing and camping places. There side
roads a:-e reported good, and con
spicuous signs point the way.
From La Pine to Bend the road is
rnueh in sDots. due to the deen wear
ing of alo trucks. Just now the new
highway is being built over this por
tlon, leading by Lava Butte. When
this is completed, the Bend-Crater
Lake highway will be one of the very
best and the most picturesque in the
Just before reaching Bend we en
tered the yellow pine lumber camps
that supply logs for the two big mills
on the Upper Deschutes. These camps,
and the mills, employ more than 400
men. It makes Bend a lively town. In
truth, it was like entering a real city.
And Bend is a real city. We soon
found that out. for we Just missed
getting arrested. The city of Bend,
with its hundreds of motor cars, has
traffic ordinances, and officers . who
enforce them. We kept to the right
all right, and we made our turns all
O. K. at the intersections, just as we
have been properly trained to do. But
when we stopped for about five or six
minutes to buy a slice of bacon and a
can of condensed milk, we forgot to
park the car against the curb. We
had halted Just 45 seconds, and opened
the screen door of the shop when the
traffic officer nabbed the chief driver
of the party. Before that bacon and
condensed milk could be bought we
had to park the carl
Road North of Bend Fine.
Just the same. Bend is a good town,
and we left. with no ill feelings. We
rolled on north over as fine a high
way as Oregon affords, laid out in
graceful curves along the bank of the
Deschutes. Oh, how charming that
country is! With the river frothing
and boiling in the canyon below: cliffs
and pinnacles of painted rocks lifting
into the bluest of blue skies; orchards
of juniper trees covering the flats and
benches; green fields of alfal'fa where
an abundance of irrigating water gives
succulence and plenty; pretty bunga
lows with broad clover lawns and pic
turesque fences of lava stone; and on
beyond, the towering, snow-capped
peaks of the Three Sisters, of Mount
Washington. Lava Butte and Jeffer
All the way north we had frequent
and never-tiring glimpses of these
mountain peaks, with old Hood added
to the list as we approached The
Dalles. Most of the way the road is
high, following the upper reaches of
the table lands, across regions of sage
and Juniper, a land of color or red
rocks, yellow sand and a desert painted
In brightest shades of lavender, purple
and crimson. The brightest touches,
Just now, are given by acres of "Indian
paint brushes, desert petunias and
rock lilies. It Is a picture that con
stantly pleases and swiftly changes.
Redmond Alive With Boosters.
A few miles below Bend the high
way crosses the river and leads a dis
tance out Into the Deschutes Valley,
It comes -back to the east side near
Redmond, "the hub city of the Des
Redmond has a live bunch of boosters
and is determined to become a city of
importance. No doubt it will, for it
has splendid advantages, located as It
Is directly on the railroad and in the
heart of the irrigated region.
The commercial organizations o
Redmond and Bend, with the help of
(he many motorists of that prosperous,
region. . have done a good work in
marking the main highway. The
"white-and-blue route," indicated by
white and blue signs, leads the trav
eler easily and unerringly. We fol
lowed this route on north, crossing
Crooked River near Terrebonne, and
turning directly to the left at the top
of the canyon grade instead of tak
ing the old route. This led us straight
north to Metolius, Madras and Gate
The roughest part of all the route
Is through Hay Creek Canyon, be
tween Gateway , and Antelope. This 1
rocky and rough. But there are only
a few miles of it, and the magnlflcen
scenery more than compensates for th
slow going. A new highway is now
under construction which,, when com
pleted, will obviate the rocky way
through the canyon bottom. This roa
will lead higher up, along the cliffs.
Cliff Grades Nomerons.
And speaking of cliff roads, and
cliff grades. Eastern Oregon has
number of these; yet few of them ar
dangerous, for the reason that th
grades are easy, i the turns not short,
and the way open so x that the drivers
of approaching cars can see each other
in time to make a safe passing.
From Shaniko we took the route by
Maupin, rather than by Grass Valley
and Moro. This route is shorter by a
CHAMPOEG COUNCIL OF CAMPFIRE
GIRLS IS ORGANIZED AT MONMOUTH
Prospective Teachers Will Be Trained in "Feminine Order of Boy Scouts," so That They Can, in Turn. Take Up
Thia Work When They Have Become Qualified as School Teachers,
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Front Row, Left to Right Beatrice Pogne, Ethel Dnncan, Edith Adams. Second Row Telms MeConkie, Bsb
Temple, Blanche DeArmond, Edna Measlnarer, (ienevieve Klrtpimn, rieiene ninipes. utitrir
Row Rath Wiley. Leoln Fisher, Esther Harris, Etheljane McDonald. Guardian
Donald. Grace Mar.
Bemice Chandler, EUea Mo-
MONMOUTH, Or., AUg: 1Z. is-pe-cial.)
The Champoeg Council of
Campflre Girls has been organ
led at the Monmouth Normal School
for the purpose of instructing teachers
and prospective teachers who may ex
pect to take up the campflre work in
schools when they are sent out to
teach. Miss Laura Taylor, head of the
department of physical education, is
the guardian of the local camp.
The campflre work does for the girls
what the Boy Scout movement docs
for the boys, and the idea has been
popular from the start. Miss Etheljane
McDonald, of Hood River, was the first
guardian of the Champoeg Council. The
members are: Vada Smith. Margaret
Parrott, Marlon Howe. Irene Williams,
Florence Buell. Bernice Chandler. Ellen
McDonald, Grace May, Esther Harris,
Etheljane McDonald. Leola Fisher.
Ruth Wiley, Velma McConkle. Buena
Temple. Blanche DeArmond. Edna Mes
singer, Genevieve Kirkpatrlck, Gene
vieve Thompson, Helen Klnlpes, Edith,
Adams. Beatrice Pogue and Ethel Dun
few miles, and offers more In the way
of scenery. The Deschutes crossing is
at Maupin. by a free bridge. There
is a four-mile grade that winds down
to the river, and gives grand views
from every turn. From Maupin the
road leads through Tygh Valley and
the White River country. There are
grades here, too new ones that are
fT- better than the old. The late
rains have made them a little rough,
but constant use will soon wear them
hard and smooth.
The writer's choice of route from
Shaniko is by Maupin to The Dalles.
It is a quicker way and a better way;
moreover. It eliminates the toll of a
dollar that must be paid to cross at
Miller's bridge. Here In Oregon we
are winning the good will of tourists
by our genuine hospitality by the low
prices on fruits arid vegetables and
good thingt -Df every sort; by our free
auto camps and fair charges on every
thing the traveler needs. We shouk',
not mar this good name by charging
bridge toll. It Isn't the dollar not
that but the spirit behind it.
by a companion, was bathing at the
time. Mills went out beyond his depth
and sank. Nearby residents were sum
moned and a physician witn a pulmotor
reached the lake 20 minutes after the
body was recovered. After 4 5 minutes
of work there were signs of life, but
consciousness could not be restored, and
half an hour later the physicians gave
up their attempt to save the boy's life.
Wabash Roy Drowns.
WABASH." Ind., Aug. 7. Arthur
Mills. 14 years old, son of J. T. Mills,
local merchant, was drowned In a lake
14 miles north. The boy. accompanied
WHEELBARROW HIS 'MOTOR'
Gossips Learn How Poor Xelgb.b
Can Afford Joy Rides.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7. Thomas H.
Schuetz, proprietor of a roadhouse,
went Joyriding for the second time in
his new "car." It resulted in bringing
out most of the neighborhood and put
an end to the neighborhood mystery
of "How can Scbuets afford a car?"
Several days ago Schuetz had an
nounced he was going to attend a pic
nic at McElhlnney's grove, at Sapping
ton, St. Louis County, in his new "car."
That started the neighborhood mystery.
Here and there about the Schuetz
neighborhood little groups gathered
and words flew thick and fast.
"Schuetz always spent his money. I
didn't knew he ever saved, anything,"
said one woman.
"And I know he hasn't any relatives
who might leave him anything," put in
Then the picnic day came, and with,
it Schuetz and his "car." Bumping
along back of a friend's automobile.
Schuetz smiled his way up the street
to the picnic in a wheelbarrow. It wan
fastened to the rear axle of the auto
by a heavy roje. Schuetz's feet were
resting on the tonneau. This afternoon
he took a second ride in his "car" to
satisfy all the neighbors.
Sunshine Picks Out Hottest Day.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. . Morrla
Sunshine appropriately picked the hot
test day of the season to obtain a mar
riage license. He appeared at city t all
with his bride-to-be, Mrs. Kate Ru in,
a widow, of 408 Greenwich street. Eun
shine has been a widower for two
months. He is 45 years old. and his
bride is 43.
Charities Get Part of Fortune
NEW YORK, Aug. . Anna B- Mor
rison, who died on January last, left
$314,911. To Ada Kaufman, niece, was
given (154.430. The residue was dis
tributed among seven relatives and tlvo
EMBROIDERY DESIGN FOR AN ATTRACTIVE BOUDOIR SHADE
Materials required: One nine Inch fancy frame,
four yards of six inch ribbon, choosing color and
design to harmonize with the scheme of arrange
ment in the room; three-eighths yard of white
china silk for winding and lining, two and one
half yards of trimming, and one yard of fringe,
to match color of ribbon. Always be careful to
elect perfecf frame.
To make; Take white silk and tear off three
or tour strips an inch wide and a yard long. With
these folded in half, wind all the wires on the
frame. Wind tightly, covering all wires com
pletely, paying particular attention to Juncture
of corners. Allow no ravelings to show.
When all wires are wound take the white china
ilk and cut oft a piece large enough to cover
pace indicated by letters A B C D.
Stretch tight and pin carefully all around,
then sew with small stitches; trim edges closely.
Repeat the same on area D X" A" B" T" C Al
ways stretch as nearly straight up and down as
possible. Area A B C D is also lined. Always
be sure to pull taut and trim closely. Lastly
area marked G L X A. B Y.
To make sunbursts and sunsets divide ribbon
Into four strips, two of them each forty-two
inches long and the other two thirty inches each.
Thread needle with extra strong thread and
gather one of the s'trlps thirty Inches In length,
bringing the gathers to a center aa in a rosette.
Hold the center of the rosette to the center O:
do not pin. Just hold it there and fasten the rib
bon at points marked ABC D. Then pin the
gathers all around on the wire of that arec
making the plaids as fine as possible. Sew and
pull all the plaids evenly, trim the edges close
to the gathers and the wire. This process Is
called a sunburst.
Repeat on surface marked ABC D. Then cut
the rest of the ribbon Into two lengths, gather
as before, securing center of rosette at point
marked T. Pin all around along wires G L X A
B T, never forgetting to make the plaids as tiny
as possible. Sew this. too. with small stltchea
Trim the edges close to wires.
Repeat the same for area D X A B T C.
Make small braid rosette to hide center of
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